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Steam Traction Engine Model - Quinlivan 4WD Undertype, Coghill's Creek, Victoria, circa 1906 Object Reg. No: ST 025814

Summary:
Four-wheel-drive steam traction engine with engine mounted under the boiler. Designed and built by Thomas Quinlivan, Coghill's Creek, Victoria, about 1906. Assistance rendered by Mr. Cowley, Johnson and Son's Tyne Foundry and the Victorian Government. Original engine was used at the Maffra sugar beet factory. Scale working model built to demonstrate practicality and effectiveness of invention.
Description:
Four-wheel-drive steam traction engine with engine mounted under the boiler.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from E. Quinlivan, 1965
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 64.00 cm (Height), 29.00 cm (Width), 35.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions

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Tagged with: steam engines, steam traction engines, tractors, foundries, engineering works, australian innovations
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: model steam engines
Creator: Mr Crowley, Australia, circa 1906

2. Assisted in creation of model?
Inventor: Mr Thomas Quinlivan, Coghill's Creek, Victoria, Australia, circa 1906

Inventor & Creator.

Comments

Michael Quinlivan Posted on 13 Oct 2012 8:58 PM
The inventor was my Great Grandfather. This steam engine was kept in our family and I played with it as a child. My father donated it to Science Works. He also invented the automatic potato digger.

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